University Offers: Grad’21


Congratulations to Amar on his university offers.

Amar Ritoe

Congratulations to Amar who has received offers from Leiden University and Maastricht University. He plans to attend Leiden University where he will study Security Studies and Cyber Security.

“I have accepted my offer from Leiden University. The course offered at Leiden is the most appealing to me due to its focus on real-life case studies and the overall topics that will be handled in the course. Leiden University’s Security Studies Bachelor’s degree focuses on several aspects: Counter-Terrorism, Counterinsurgency, Cyber Security and much more. What appeals to me the most is the cyber security topic, because it will give me a good base to go on and study computer science at NYU for my Master’s degree. I am hoping to work in cyber security in the future. Overall, the entire Security Studies course focuses on the impacts of technology on society, which is very similar to the IB ITGS course, which I’m currently taking in Higher Level and is one of my best and most interesting subjects.”

“Apart from the amazing course, I have opted for Leiden for two other reasons. First, the campus I’m going to is in The Hague which is my home city and am very familiar with. Second, my parents are Leiden alumnae, so we’re all very familiar with the university and it’s fun to be able to continue the tradition.”

“When it comes to my extra-curriculars, I am the captain of the Varsity Cross-Country team, do Varsity Track and Field and have been an SSRC representative for two years. I love sports, spend most of my free time (after studies!) in the gym or running, and I am continuing this in the Netherlands by becoming a student-athlete for Leiden University.”